It’s a common story…a once much used and well-loved piece of furniture is relegated to the back shed as storage or a possible future project and is either forgotten or sits so long it falls into a further state of dis-repair. Most people at this point see it as beyond repair and out to the […]
This traditional suite had lived in its home since the 1920’s or 30’s and had never left. With the chairs looking a bit worse for wear and a couple that had gone missing over the years the owner decided it was time for a refresh, and a couple of matching chairs to make the suite […]
Many years ago our client rented a home and discovered a sideboard that had been left behind. They cleaned and painted it and brought it into their home. It was used for many years but sadly after much use they had to say goodbye to it. They came to us with a photo of the […]
This chair that had once belonged to our client’s mother and had been hidden away in storage. It was brought in for a freshen up and some new upholstery. It is now going to take pride of place in our clients home. We think the results speak for themselves.
How’s this for a find? Our client noticed this piece in a second hand store and snapped it up. The piece had some veneer issues and the faux drawers down the side had a large crack all the way through. The leather top had completely perished due to the age of the piece, and some […]
These older style desks make a great addition to any home office once you give them an update. We’ve stripped and sanded back the old finish and re-finished with a clear coat, replaced the old worn leather top, replaced the hardware and rebuilt the timber drawer glides and sides to allow the drawers to run […]
Timber is a wonderful material to incorporate into any design concept. The look and feel of wood surfaces can be luxurious and add dimension to something that otherwise might be bland. Car makers realised that real wood in the interior of vehicles was the height of luxury and many high-end makers used it for dashboards […]
This cute Silver Ash sofa table was designed by our client as a modern take on an old table they used to have.
We sure get to see some interesting pieces…..This much loved elephant stool had been through the wringer and chewed on by the family dog. We repaired the chips in the seat, gave him back his tusks and touched up his trunk. Good as new…. our client was stunned by the result.
This stool came in for a full restoration. Over time finishes can yellow or darken, and fabric and foam can wear and deteriorate. We stripped back the old finish, refinished and replaced the fabric and foam. This old family piece is looking fresh again and our client can’t wait to start using it again.
We have a few mid-century extension tables in for restoration at the moment. This one held meaning for our client as she remembers sitting at it as a child and wanted it restored so that her own children could enjoy it too. The problem with a lot of these types of tables is that the […]
The before and after shots on this oak drop-side side table show that with a bit of TLC you can give most old furniture a new lease on life. Our full restoration process starts with a complete dis-assemble. We then clean-up any hardware and strip the paint or lacquer surface. Once stripped we clean the […]